'The Harlem Hellfighters': The African Americans who fought in World War I
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They may have lived in a segregated society in the US, but on the battlefield, they fought alongside their French peers. The 369th infantry regiment was made up of African-American soldiers who volunteered to fight in the Great War. As we commemorate the centenary of the armistice, a French documentary tells their story.
Military historian André Rakoto joins us to talk about what it meant for the men involved and for the struggle for civil rights. We also take a look at other artistic tributes to mark a century since the end of hostilities on the Western Front.